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Day 20 Breaking the Habit of Focusing on Your Body

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Ines, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Ines

    Ines Well known member

    What are some things you guys do to not focus on your body?

    My problem is that there is this very quiet time when I open my eyes in the morning. It's this magical time where I have no head pain. Then, immediately I start scanning my body. How's my head? How's my neck? How's my digestion? How's my back? Then, within a few minutes my head pain starts.

    That's how I know it's TMS, but what can I do during that time to not focus on my body? What can I think about or do?
  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Ines. The quiet time while in bed before getting up is one of my favorite times of the day, maybe even the most favorite. I do not scan my body for pain because that would be a sure way for me to feel some pain.

    I suggest you spend that quiet time remembering the most peaceful, beautiful times of your life. Or even fantasies, if you have no memories of those times. Imagine yourself with someone you love, together enjoying a peaceful time... at a beach, an island on a secluded lake... Feel the warmth and calmness around you. Imagine yourself being hugged or loved. I can even feel that wonderful peace by remembering walks with my dog in a park.

    You are going to be fine. The SEProgram will help you to relax and be well again.
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  3. Ines

    Ines Well known member

    Thanks Walt. I've been ok for 2 days and this morning I did it again. I just worry about everything and stress myself out. The SEP is helping a lot but I notice if I do not journal and meditate and stop my shallow breathing throughout the day I find myself in a bad place again. So, I just have to keep at it. Thank you for your advice. You are very kind. Have a good day : )

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